Juneteenth GSO Closings (ENDS JUNE 18)
In observance of Juneteenth, Greensboro offices will be closed Friday, June 18th, with no trash or recycling collections. Friday’s collections will take place Thursday, and Thursday’s will take place Wednesday. The Public Library, History Museum, and Cultural Center will also be closed. GTA and Access GSO will operate on a normal schedule. All City parks, trails, and greenways remain open. For more information, visit greensboro-nc.gov.
Chess Challenge (ENDS JUNE 18)
Russell E. Murphy Sr. Camps is promoting a series of Father’s Day events in Asheboro. One event is a Chess Challenge on Friday June 18th at 8pm. Black chess master William Morrison will also conduct a challenge qualifying event on June 17th at 6pm. Both events will be held at the Asheboro Public Works building, 1312 N. Fayetteville St in Asheboro. There is a ten-dollar registration/entry fee, and you can sign up at coachmurphycamps.com. Proceeds from this event will go to the Russell E. Murphy Sr. Youth Camps Scholarship Fund.
Third Friday Art Walk/Nappy Luv Festival in Durham (ENDS JUNE 18)
Join “Be Connected Durham” Friday, June 18 at the Hayti Heritage Center/St. Joseph Historic Foundation, from 3pm to 9pm, for the Fayetteville Street Corridor Fellows and Third Friday Art Walk. Then Ring in Juneteenth with the Nappy Luv Festival, from 9pm to 2am, at 506 Ramseur Street. Show up. Show off. And Show Out. These events are free and open to all. For more info, text 919-622-6789.
Juneteenth GSO (ENDS JUNE 19)
In honor of Juneteenth, the City of Greensboro will celebrate African American culture and history through a series of events streamed on the City’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, Saturday June 19, starting at 9 am, and culminating in the panel discussion, “Exclusion by Design: From Redlining to Gentrification.” For the full schedule of events, visit greensboro-nc.gov and search “Juneteenth.”
Wille E Gladden Sr. Golf Classic (ENDS JUNE 19)
Russel E. Murphy Sr. Camps is promoting a series of Father’s Day events in Asheboro. One of the events is the Willie E. Gladden Sr. Golf Classic, on Saturday June 19th at the Asheboro Municipal Golf Course, 421 Country Club drive in Asheboro. Registration begins at 1pm; shotgun starts at 2pm. Registration is seventy dollars per person, and there’ll be prizes throughout the day. Additional information and sign-ups are available at coachmurphycamps.com. Proceeds from this event will go to the Russell E. Murphy Sr. Youth Camps Scholarship Fund.
Juneteenth Bike Tour (ENDS JUNE 19)
The Greensboro History Museum is celebrating Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19 with a Green Book Bike Tour. This free, family-friendly guided tour is approximately 2.5 miles with four stops, exploring historic locations and currently operating Green Book sites in the Gate City. The tour begins at 10:30 am and starts at the Museum. For more info on the bike tour and other Juneteenth programming, visit greensborohistory.org.
RTHC Anniversary Outdoor Musical (ENDS JUNE 19)
Refuge Temple Holiness Church will host its Anniversary Outdoor Musical, featuring JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise, and the Shockoe Boyz, Saturday, June 19 at 6PM, at 205 Clearview Drive in Martinsville, Virginia. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your own chair for seating. For more information, call (276) 632-1399.
How Should We Spend The Money (ENDS JUNE 20)
The City of Greensboro is asking residents for their input on how the money from the American Rescue Plan should be spent. To suggest how to divvy up the funds, use the Greensboro ARP Spending Simulator, available at greensboro-nc.gov/ARP.
Juneteenth Arts Celebration Events (ENDS JUNE 20)
Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet, in collaboration with Greensboro community partners, will host a series of Juneteenth Arts Celebration events. These open to the public events will take place June 17 – 20, including a Family Day, a Peoples Farmer’s Market, a Food Truck Festival, Arts Awards, Poetry, a Drive-in Movie, and more. For more information about Juneteenth Greensboro, visit juneteenthgso.com or call 336-686-5971.
Gospel Extravaganza Concert (ENDS JUNE 20)
Russel E. Murphy Sr. Camps is promoting a series of Father’s Day events in Asheboro. One of the events is a Gospel Extravaganza concert, Sunday June 20, at 2pm. The concert will feature local gospel groups competing for a recording session. The event will be held at Coach Murphy Field at Watson, Brewer, and Tucker Streets in Asheboro. There’ll be food, fun, and a health fair. Covid-19 shots will be also be given, and there’ll be a prize drawing for those receiving Covid-19 shots. Additional information is available at coachmurphycamps.com.
Basketball Camp (ENDS JUNE 21)
A&T Men's Basketball Head Coach Will Jones will be hosting a fun filled Day Basketball Camp from June 21-24, from 9am-4pm daily. The camp is for kids ages 7 - 17 and will focus on basketball fundamentals. For more info, call (336) 285-3611.
Audition for Finding Shakespeare (ENDS JUNE 22)
Creative Greensboro, in partnership with Goodly Frame Theatre, is seeking a racially diverse, multi-generational cast for “Finding Shakespeare: A walking adventure to discover the Bard.” Auditions will be held 6-8 pm, Monday and Tuesday, June 21-22, in the Stephen D. Hyers Theatre at the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. Visit creativegreensboro.com for more information or to schedule an audition.
NCWorks High Point Hiring Event (ENDS JUNE 24)
NCWorks NextGen is hosting an in-person hiring event from 1 to 4pm, Thursday, June 24, at the NCWorks High Point Career Center, 607 Idol St. Job seekers can engage with employers to discuss available positions, preferred skills and training, hiring, and interview processes. Applicants must provide a resume and have an active NCWorks registration. For more information, visit GuilfordWorks.org.
Apply for the Greensboro Cultural Affairs Commission (ENDS JUNE 25)
Greensboro residents are invited to apply to become members of the newly formed Greensboro Cultural Affairs Commission. This nine-member volunteer board will promote the work of the City’s Office of Arts and Culture and serve as liaisons to the City Council. For more information, or to fill out the commission interest form by the Friday, June 25 deadline, visit creativegreensboro.com.
NCWorks Hiring Event (ENDS JUNE 25)
NCWorks NextGen is hosting an in-person hiring event from 2 to 5pm, Friday, June 25, at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 306 South English St. Job seekers can engage with employers to discuss available positions, preferred skills and training, hiring, and interview processes. Applicants must provide a resume and have an active NCWorks registration. For more information, visit GuilfordWorks.org.
Patchwork Poetry Workshop (ENDS JUNE 26)
Are you a poet waiting to share your words with the world? Then join the Stitching Studio’s Patchwork Poetry Workshop, for children ages 9-17, taught by Poet Mentzie Abdul Rahman, Saturday, June 26 from Noon to 2pm at the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St, Room 203. Only 15 spots are available, so register today. To lean more or to register, visit sankofasewing.com.
Fiery Festival (ENDS JUNE 26)
The Disability Advocacy Center presents the Emergency Preparedness “Fiery Festival” Saturday June 26th from 10am-2pm at 1903 Ashwood Court, Suite F in Greensboro. This free and open to the public outdoor event will host food, fun activities, and resource booths. If you’re interested in fire extinguisher training, registration is required. For more information, call 336-419-0784.
Miriam's Dance Academy (ENDS JUNE 26)
Miriam’s Dance Academy, a non profit dance program is offering summer dance classes beginning June 10 – July 29th for ages 3-21. No experience necessary. Specializing in modern, contemporary dance styles with a focus on technique and conditioning dancers. Please contact Regina Covington at 336-937-0422 or visit miriamsdanceacademy.com.
NCA&T Vaccine Clinic (ENDS JUNE 30)
North Carolina A&T State University's COVID-19 vaccine clinic is now offering the Pfizer vaccine to anyone 12 or older in the Alumni Foundation Event Center, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1-5 p.m. Appointments are encouraged. Walk-ins are also welcome. For more information or to make an appointment, visit ncat.edu and search “vaccine clinic.”
Stages Reading of "Ona" (ENDS JUNE 30)
Join Creative Greensboro’s Playwrights Forum in a staged reading of Keith Burridge’s “Ona,” a play about Ona Judge, enslaved by Martha Washington and one of the few enslaved people to successfully escape from the Washingtons. Audience members may view this production and participate in the curated feedback session at 7 pm, Wednesday, June 30, on the Creative Greensboro’s Facebook page. For more information, visit creativegreensboro.com.
How Should We Spend The Money (ENDS JUNE 30)
With Greensboro receiving COVID-19 relief and economic recovery funds as part of the American Rescue Plan, the City is asking residents for their input on how the money should be spent. Funds may be used for community programs; infrastructure expenditures, or to cover expenses and/or revenue lost due to the pandemic. Residents can suggest how to divvy up the funds by using the Greensboro ARP Spending Simulator, available at greensboro-nc.gov/ARP.
COVID-safe Summer Plans (ENDS JUNE 30)
Looking for COVID-safe summer plans? The City has you covered with Greensboro Online. From the History Museum’s “Pieces of Now” exhibit to sports programs for teens and adults to Creative Greensboro’s summer concert series, Greensboro Online is the go-to spot to find in-person, socially distant, and virtual activities, programs, and events. For a list of events and activities, visit gsosummeronline.com.
City Academy (ENDS JULY 01)
From now through July 1st, The City of Greensboro is accepting applications for its premier public education program, City Academy. This free program, celebrating its 17th year, is designed to develop civic leadership and build a stronger community through well-informed and engaged residents. To apply, visit greensboro-nc.gov/cityacademy or call 336-373-2723.
GTA Sunday Routes Expanded (ENDS JULY 04)
Beginning July 4th, GTA routes on Sundays will expand from its traditional seven combined routes to 17 individual routes, mirroring the level of service offered on Saturdays. Buses will operate with an hourly frequency beginning at 6 am and ending at 10 pm, instead of 6 pm. Access GSO riders will also receive extended hours on Sundays, ending at 10 pm for city-wide paratransit service. For more info, visit greensboro-nc.gov and search “Sunday Services.”
Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park Concert Series (ENDS JULY 11)
Creative Greensboro’s Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park Concert Series will return for its 42nd season on July 11, at 6 pm. The first four events will be livestreamed on Creative Greensboro’s Facebook page and Youtube channel, with the last four events taking place at the White Oak Amphitheatre. Visit creativegreensboro.com for more information.
Greensboro City Council Meetings Partially Open (ENDS JULY 13)
Beginning Tuesday, July 13, Greensboro City Council meetings will be partially opened for residents. Anyone interested in speaking on an agenda item or being a speaker from the floor during a hybrid meeting must submit comments, or a request, by 5 pm the day prior to a meeting. For more information, visit greensboro-nc.gov and search “open to the public.”
Hyers Residency Applications (ENDS JULY 16)
Creative Greensboro is now accepting proposals from individuals and organizations to be in residency at the Stephen D. Hyers Theatre at the Greensboro Cultural Center. The program will provide rent-free one-to-six week residencies for dance, theater, music, film, and poetry projects being led by Guilford County-based creatives. The priority application window is open until July 16. Learn more and apply at creativegreensboro.com.
Transformation Nights (ENDS JULY 17)
The LIFE Church would like to invite you to "Transformation Nights," every Saturday, through July 17, at 955 Mt Cross Rd in Danville, VA. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Program begins at 7 pm. These events are open to all ages.
Sports League Registration (ENDS JULY 23)
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department will host adult Coed Kickball, Coed Softball, Men’s Modified Softball, and 45 and Over Softball. Additionally, the Greensboro and High Point Parks and Recreation departments are welcoming back R.E.D. Zone Football, the joint youth football league for 5 to 12-year-olds. For more information or to sign up by the July 23 deadline, visit greensboro-nc.gov/athletics.
Energy At The Park (ENDS AUG 05)
Greensboro Parks and Recreation’s free summer playground program, ENERGY At The Park, will run from 10 am to 2 pm, Monday through Thursday, through August 5 at Hampton Park, Heath Park, McCulloch Street Park, Sussman Street Park, and Woodmere Park. Rising first graders through 15-year-olds are invited for supervised sports, games, crafts, and free lunch. For more information, visit greensboro-nc.gov/energy or call 336-373-7502.
Parks and Rec Outdoor Adventure Series (ENDS AUG 10)
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department is introducing new outdoor exploration programs for young children and their caregivers where kids can hike, scout streams, and generally get wild. Running through August, the programs are free but registration is required. To sign up, visit greensboro-nc.gov and search “outdoor adventure series.”
Youth Leadership Greensboro (ENDS AUG 13)
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for Youth Leadership Greensboro, a leadership development program for exceptional high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who want to make a difference in the community by becoming better advocates and problem-solvers. Apply by the August 13 deadline at greensboro-nc.gov/ylg. Or for more information, call 336-373-7617.
Victory Lap 5k (ENDS AUG 14)
Inspired by and in memory of Nipsey Hussle, the Be Great Foundation will be hosting Victory Lap 5K on Saturday, August 14th, at Country Park in Greensboro. This event will feature food, music, fun, and of course a 5K race. Proceeds will go toward creating scholarships for virtual STEM camps revolving around game design, animation, and 3D printing. For more information or to register, visit victorylap5k.com.
Painting in the Park (ENDS AUG 17)
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department introduces “Painting in the Park” with Youth Programmer Ms. Shelli Scott at the Hester Park picnic shelter No. 5, from 4-5 pm, every third Tuesday, through the month of August. Participants over five must wear a mask, and children should dress to get messy. For more information or to register, visit greensboro-nc.gov and search “Painting.”
Due to COVID -19 procedures, Progressive Toastmasters will be meeting virtually by Zoom Conference Call on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 pm. This is an opportunity to improve the quality of your presentations, impromptu speaking skills, and of course networking! Everyone is welcome to Toastmasters weekly meetings. For the registration link, please contact Gail Torres at email@example.com.
Parks & Rec Parks Passport Program
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department has launched a Parks Passport program to encourage residents to explore local outdoor opportunities around the city. For more information on this program, as well as potential prizes, visit 301 South Greene Street, Suite 300, or download your Parks Passport at greensboro-nc.gov/contest.
Take Me Home
The Greensboro Police Department will be participating in the “Take Me Home” program. “Take Me Home” is a free program that allows family members and legal guardians to upload critical information for individuals with a cognitive impairment or developmental disability in the event that a registered individual encounters law enforcement or is reported missing. For more information, visit: greensboro-nc.gov/TakeMeHome
Guilford County Schools
- Guilford County School’s youth crisis hotline, 336-332-7295, is currently open to students dealing with anxiety, depression, abuse, suicidal thoughts, hunger, or any other form of crisis. For emergency, you should still call 911. Additionally, the GCS general information line, 336-332-7290, can be used Monday through Friday from 8 am – 7 pm.
TRIAD Goodwill Accepts Food Donations
A lot of people don’t know this, but Triad Goodwill accepts food donations and routes them to local food banks. Non-perishable food items are collected in all 23 Donation Centers located in Guilford, Alamance, Randolph, Rockingham and Caswell counties. For more information, call 336-544-5305 or visit triadgoodwill.org.
While foam and Styrofoam aren’t recyclable in Greensboro’s recycling program, residents and businesses that want to recycle foam may now bring it to 1310 W. Gate City Blvd. Foam dropped off at this location will be made into picture frames and molding in New Jersey. Proceeds from the sale of foam will go back to support Tiny House Community Development’s efforts to reduce homelessness in the Triad. For more info, call 919-622-3303.
GSO Virtual Programming for Social Distancing
Staff with Greensboro Public Library, the Parks and Recreation Department, and Field Operations have been creating videos and posting activities to help residents stay active, get creative, and learn something while social distancing. Virtual programming includes story times, exercise classes, craft activities, scavenger hunts, and more. For updated links to these great resources, go to Greensboro-NC.gov/PlayAtHome.
The City of Greensboro is no longer accepting glass, large plastic items, pots and pans, and shredded paper in its recycling program. Visit greensboro-nc.gov/recycle for locations you can recycle glass going forward.
Greensboro Public Library invites both kids and adults to explore the 3D printers, cameras, audio production equipment, and sewing machines within one of its various Makerspaces. For more info, call 336-335-5430.